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October 2019


How To Create Creative Nonfiction

Literary Cleveland
Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | University Circle United Methodist Church, 1919 E 107th St, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
This four-session workshop will provide an in-depth look at how to create prose that is fact-based and chronicles real life events rather than fiction, but can incorporate personal reflection, opinions and experiences. We will perform several exercises that focus on key skills required, such as observation, interviewing and shaping historical scenes. These can be applied to a wide variety of creative nonfiction pieces from personal essay to memoir, current issues and events and travel. Participants will receive constructive feedback on their writing, and we will also discuss markets for creative nonfiction. Open to intermediate writers.

Into the Breeches!

Cleveland Play House
Sep 14, 2019 - Oct 06, 2019 | The Allen Theatre at Cleveland Play House in Playhouse Square | Community
“We Can Do It!” So said Rosie the Riveter, and so say the women of Cleveland, Ohio, in this vibrant new comedy! It’s 1942, and the leading men of the Oberon Play House are fighting overseas. With “The Show Must Go On!” as their battle cry, a band of passionate, yet inexperienced, performers rally together to produce the Oberon’s season opener, an all-female version of Shakespeare’s ambitious Henry IV and Henry V. Will their production be a victory on the home front or a target for rotten tomatoes? A hilarious and moving story about what happens when we’re all in it together.

Revision: How to Polish Your Own Writing

Literary Cleveland
Oct 01, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Lakewood United Methodist Church 15700 Detroit Ave., Lakewood OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Whether you're on your third or tenth draft, editing is a key component of producing high-quality work and getting a manuscript ready for submission. In this class, we'll explore tips and tools for editing your manuscript (essay, short story, or selection from a larger work), identify idiosyncrasies in your work, and find our own best practices. The teacher, a writer and editor, will also give you a crash course in grammar basics and share his own process. By the end of four sessions, you will leave with several polished pages and a clear plan for polishing the rest of your manuscript.

Slices of a Life: Memoir Writing

Literary Cleveland
Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Siegal Lifelong Learning 25700 Science Park Drive #100, Beachwood | Hone Your Craft
This workshop will provide a window into important times in your life: how it was to grow up in your home, to survive adolescence, what made you who you are. This journey will help you reflect on your life. Simple exercises and prompts will lead you to write to short vignettes. Participants will share stories in class and make editorial suggestions for one another in a safe, supportive environment. Open to emerging writers.

‍This class is presented in partnership with Siegal Lifelong Learning:

Developing a Writing Habit

Literary Cleveland
Oct 02, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave., Lakewood OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing. Open to writers of all levels.

Session 3: Writing about your Neighborhood (part of Cleveland Stories 2019) (FREE!)

Literary Cleveland
Oct 03, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019 6-8 p.m. | Seeds of Literacy (13815 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland, OH 44120) | Hone Your Craft
This workshop series will focus on place-based writing that tells the story of your neighborhood. What is challenging about living in your neighborhood? What gives you hope? What have you learned that others might not know about your neighborhood? Workshop participants will complete at least one story, poem, or essay focused on an aspect of your community.

Rastus and Hattie

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 05, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Needra and Marlene enjoy a perfect post-racial friendship until “black” robots walk into their lives. These automatons, based on Westinghouse’s 1930 brown-skinned robots, place them at opposite ends of society in an alternate past. Lisa Langford’s hilarious comedy delves into our traumatic legacy and explores new ideas about how to move forward. World Premiere. Tickets $15-35.

Making Meaningful Poems

Literary Cleveland
Oct 05, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Council Gardens, 2501 N Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Learn fundamental skills for making meaningful poems in this essential one-session class. Together we will close-read poems by contemporary masters, spend time creating our own work with expert guidance, and receive feedback from the group and the instructor. With time and attention you can transform a good poem into something great.

Michael Chekhov Technique: Foundation

Oct 06, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. | Art On Madison, 14203 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
In this eight week, 18 hour offering, you will penetrate the fundamental principles of Michael Chekhov’s psychophysical approach to performance to deepen the sensitivity and imaginative interplay of your body and psychology in the present moment. Improvisational solo and ensemble sessions will cover principles such as creative concentration, imagination, The Four Brothers, Qualities of Movement, Imaginary Centers, Imaginary Body, Atmosphere, Space, Expanding & Contracting, and Psychological Gesture. This foundational offering is an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself to the Chekhov work or deepen your understanding of the work as a practitioner.

“Creating and Living an Abundant Wealthy Life: Change Your Mind! Change your Brain!”

Wake Up and Live Actor's Studio
Oct 07, 2019 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Shaker Location upon RSVP. Seating limited. | Community, Hone Your Craft
Discover, release and replace the limiting beliefs that are holding you back in your life. Retrain your brain. Change your DNA.
Cost: $20.00. To register: Deadline: Fri. 10/4.
Shaker Location upon RSVP. Seating limited.

Collagraph Printmaking: Beginner & Intermediate

Zygote Press
Oct 08, 2019 - Oct 29, 2019 Collagraph Printmaking: Beginner & Intermediate | Zygote Press | Hone Your Craft
Collagraph Printmaking: Beginner & Intermediate with Rachel Krislov
Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 Tuesdays), 6 – 8:30pm
Registration Deadline: October 4

$175 member / $190 non-member
All supplies included
5 student min/10 max

This workshop will give you a glimpse into the innumerable possibilities of this collaged-plate medium. Painterly rendering, photo-realism, & detailed embossment are just a few visual appearances collagraphs can take-on. This crash course will give you the basics you need to start experiments and find your own collagraph process. This four-day class will include brief historical overviews, material discussions, demos, plate creation and hands-on printing.

Rachel Krislov is a Cleveland artist who graduated with an MFA in print media from Cranbrook Academy of Art. When not making art at Zygote Press, she can often be found selling books, collecting graphic novels, herding cats & watching cartoons.

Photogravure Demos with Bob Herbst

Zygote Press
Oct 09, 2019 6 - 8 PM | Zygote Press | Hone Your Craft
Photogravure Demos with Bob Herbst
September 14 at 2:30 PM
-OR- October 9 at 6 PM (the same information will be presented in each class – please only sign up for 1.)

Join Bob Herbst for a tour and demonstration of Zygote’s new photogravure facilities. This is a free demo, but space will be limited, and advance registration is required. Please email programs @ zygotepress . org to register with the subject line PHOTOGRAVURE DEMO, and the date which you would like to join in the body of the email.

Reader Series: Quintessential Ghost Stories

Literary Cleveland
Oct 09, 2019 - Nov 06, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Reader Series classes will cover three books in a short period of time, taking you on a deep dive into specific topic or author to gain a more advanced understanding of literature and the world. Experienced instructors will provide history, context, and analysis, and guide in-depth discussion that will help make you an instant expert in a single subject or author’s body of work.‍

Each participant can decide how they choose to engage with the classes. You can read all three books ahead of time, read them as the class progresses, or read them after the class has concluded. No matter your level of prior knowledge, you will receive a wealth of materials and insights in a condensed period, like a masterclass or a great course, only right here in Cleveland.

In this Reader Series class, renowned local author D.M. Pulley will usher you into the genre world of ghost stories. In addition to discussing how these mysteries and thrillers conjure their magic, she willshare how these three books helped her complete her most recent book. It is titled No One's Home, and is set in a recently renovated century home, where the facade of the house and the facade of the family who owns it both start to crumble. Cleveland author Mary Doria Russell has called: No One's Home “HGTV meets Stephen King—creepy, spooky fun!” What better way to prepare for Halloween!

Books: Turn of the Screw by Henry James, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, & Beloved by Toni Morrison

Can Building Spaces Inspire Collaborations?

Cleveland Arts Education Consortium
Oct 10, 2019 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Astrup Building, 2937 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 | Hone Your Craft
For the first CAEC program of the season, go to the Astrup Building on West 25th. They will talk about the arts and the ways that shared spaces spark connections and collaborations.
Reserve your seat. Dress comfortably, and take colleagues and friends with you.

They’ll showcase the exciting Astrup development plans and new tenants, and with panelists from Astrup, Hamilton and Coventry buildings they’ll talk about ways shared spaces can inspire connections between folks and organizations, lead to new learning projects and enterprises, and spill into surrounding neighborhoods.

Program includes refreshments and Astrup building tour.

Finding a Writing Process that Helps You Finish

Literary Cleveland
Oct 10, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Join instructor Brandi Larsen in this course designed to unlock your creativity. Following the seminal work of Julia Cameron's The Artist Way, this workshop will meet for three consecutive weeks to help participants discover what's holding them back from finishing their creative projects.

GroundWorks DanceTheater

CSU Theatre and Dance
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019 7:30 pm | Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Presented by Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance

Oct. 11 – 12, 2019; 7:30 PM
Allen Theatre Mainstage
Under the direction of David Shimotakahara
Dance begins the CSU season with performances by GROUNDWORKS DANCETHEATER, running Oct. 11 and 12, 2019 on the Allen Theatre Mainstage. As the resident professional dance company of the CSU Department of Theatre and Dance, GROUNDWORKS returns to the Allen Theatre under the artistic direction of David Shimotakahara.

Walkabout Tremont

Experience Tremont
Oct 11, 2019 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Professor Avenue and surrounding streets | Community
Walkabout Tremont showcases the best of Tremont’s creative, diverse and walkable neighborhood on the second Friday of every month. The community comes to life with street performers, restaurant/bar specials, pop-up shops and extended shop/gallery hours. Each month has a distinct theme to give visitors a taste of the historic, arts-centric neighborhood. October's theme is Trick or Treat; Arts & Eats.

Making Bone Tools and Objects by Hand Taught by Jim Croft

Morgan Conservatory
Oct 11, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Hone Your Craft
Much like hard wood, bone is incredibly versatile and can be used to create an array of objects. Through the guidance of your instructor, Jim Croft, you will learn various techniques including filing, sawing, drilling, and whittling with bone or antler. You will then utilize those techniques to form a wide range of tools and other small objects such as needles, buttons, crochet hooks, or objects of your own design. A large variety of bones will be available to choose from.

Studio to the Street - Free Public Art Workshop - October

LAND Studio
Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation, 13815 Kinsman Rd. #200, Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Space is limited. Registration is required.

The workshop is two days — Friday, October 11 from 8:30 - 3:30pm and Saturday, October 12 from 9am - 3pm. Your registration confirms your spot for both days.

A free workshop over two days will give artists resources, tips, and an inside look at the process of applying for public art projects and developing a public art proposal.

Day one will be an overview of various public art topics, with artists presenting actual design concepts to a mock review committee. On day two, local experts will go into depth on a variety of subjects, participate in an artist Q&A session, and conduct a portfolio review for interested workshop participants.

The workshop will feature expert advice from local artists, art administrators, and curators, an open portfolio review, and a featured visiting national public artist. Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao of Chiaozza are our national guest public artists for the two-day workshop session Oct. 11th and 12th.

29th International Sculpture Conference: The Multifaceted Maker

International Sculpture Center
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019 8:00am -5:00pm | Portland | Community
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) will hold the 29th International Sculpture Conference: The Multifaceted Maker in Portland, OR from October 12-15, 2019. This four-day conference will bring together a diverse audience to discuss the influence and impact of contemporary sculpture, and its potential for cultural influx.

Conference programming will include the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE show; ARTSlams & breakout sessions; engaging panel discussions at the Portland Art Museum; keynote address; evening networking events at PNCA and PSU; optional art & culture trips to artist’s studios, with pre- and post-conference tours, activities, and workshops held on October 11th, 12th, and 16th.

College Audition Prep Intensive

Cleveland Musical Theatre
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 Oct. 12, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Oct. 13, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Cleveland Musical Theatre, Tri-C Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd., Cleveland, OH. | Hone Your Craft
Planning to pursue musical theatre on a collegiate level? This is your chance to prepare with the best college professors and plan your future! At our intensive, you'll receive the rare opportunity to audition for the top musical theatre programs in the country and receive personalized feedback BEFORE your real college auditions! Work one-on-one with college musical theatre professors on your songs & monologues and participate in a 3-hour Q&A session with the nation's leading college audition expert. You don't want to miss this!


Cleveland Play House
Oct 12, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019 | The Outcalt Theatre at Cleveland Play House | Community
In this groundbreaking lyrical drama, Nya—a dedicated inner-city school teacher—sends her own son, Omari, to private school. But when a teacher’s questions push a button, Omari pushes back. An altercation ensues, and Nya’s plans for Omari’s future begin to unravel. Pipeline is a compelling, must-see portrait of the systemic school-to-prison pipeline and the experience of being a parent to a young black man in America.

J.A.SZ Longstitch Bookbinding Taught by Jim Croft

Morgan Conservatory
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation | 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44103 | Hone Your Craft
The J.A.SZ longstitch book is a beautiful and unique binding structure, as well as Jim Croft’s specialty. You will create each element of your book from start to finish, beginning with splitting cedar wood on the quarter to create your book boards, and then attaching a Chinese hemp textile spine. After making your wood board case, you will complete your book by sewing in your textblock with an Italian longstitch and bead-in-front endbands using Chinese hemp thread. You will leave this workshop with a beautiful book, and a deeper understanding of the “old ways of making books”.

5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Local 4181
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019 12:00pm - 11:00pm | Creative Space @ Waterloo Arts | Community
Playwrights Local announces The 5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival, its latest free, annual gathering for playwrights, theater-goers, and arts patrons. Presented on Saturday, October 12, the Festival features open classes and craft talks, new works by local authors, a live recording of a radio play, two special showcases, and more. Sessions run from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts in North Collinwood (397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110). All offerings are free and open to the public, and tickets or reservations are not required. The Festival is intended for adults and teens. A complete schedule of sessions in The 5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival can be found online at Playwrights Local’s website: Additional information is available by emailing or by calling (216) 302­-8856.

The 5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival

Playwrights Local
Oct 12, 2019 12 noon - 11 p.m. | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Community, Hone Your Craft
All Sessions are Free | Tickets or Reservations Not Required
Recommended for Adults & Teens
The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival
The Dramatists Guild - Ohio Region
Literary Cleveland
NEOMFA Writing Program
Radio on the Lake Theatre
Young Playwrights Collective

WORKSHOP: “Just the Facts, Man”: A Docudrama Playwriting Workshop with Christopher Johnston

CRAFT TALK: "Getting Off on the Right Foot: Strategies on Beginnings" with George Brant, hosted by Les Hunter

Just the Facts, Man: A Docudrama Playwriting Workshop

Literary Cleveland
Oct 12, 2019 noon - 2 p.m. | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Hone Your Craft
As playwrights, we usually draw from real-life stories to create narrative plays. However, we can also do extensive research and interviews with people on which to build purely documentary theater pieces about dynamic individuals or particular groups of people, say veterans or victims of domestic violence. We have the option to create characters based on those interviewees or use a subject’s exact words from an interview transcript verbatim. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the techniques necessary to research a topic and get comprehensive interviews from which to draw material or language for a play. We’ll also develop a short piece that can stand on its own or be developed into a one-act or full-length play.

‍This free class is presented by Playwrights Local as part of the 5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival.

Getting Off on the Right Foot: Strategies on Beginnings

Literary Cleveland
Oct 12, 2019 2-3:30 p.m. | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts 397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Hone Your Craft
George Brant’s Grounded was a NY Times Critic's Pick for its production at The Public Theater, which was directed by Julie Taymor and performed by Anne Hathaway. Join this acclaimed playwright as he discusses some basic tips and strategies picked directly from his own toolbox. A Q-and-A with Les Hunter, the Dramatist Guild’s Regional Rep for Ohio, will follow.

‍This free class is presented by Playwrights Local as part of the 5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival.

“Living in an ‘Ugly, Violent’ world: Helping You and Your Kids Survive the Environment”

Wake Up and Live Actor's Studio
Oct 14, 2019 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Shaker Location upon RSVP. Seating limited. | Community, Hone Your Craft
Choose and create a healthy lifestyle. Conditions in our country have become so degraded, that we wonder, “Is there anywhere happy and safe?” The answer is, “Yes,” but it takes unconventional attitudes and behaviors to find such places.
Cost: $20.00.
To register:
Deadline: Fri. 10/11. Shaker Location upon RSVP. Seating limited.

Making It As An Artist Workshop

Westlake Westshore Arts Council
Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 15, 2019 7:00 PM - 8:00PM | Westlake Porter Public Library | Build Your Business
October 15, 7-8PM
Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake Ohio 44145

JoAnn shares her experience as a professional artist offering encouragement to those who seek advancement. Join in for a conversation covering topics such as artistic vision, pricing, value, and promoting your art.
DePolo's paintings are published in several art books and she is the author of Making It As An Artist which takes a vivid look at finding a successful path to an art career. Copies of her book are available for purchase and signing.
DePolo is an artist who is internationally known among art collectors for her unique paintings of cityscapes, water scenes and bold abstracts. Regarded as a visionary, JoAnn's art can be found in the homes of several celebrities including world renowned artist Peter Max.
JoAnn DePolo Studios & Gallery os known for dynamic original concept fine art, individualized painting instruction and professional development. / 440-320-0900
Free and Open to the public
Sponsored by the Westlake Westshore Arts Council /

Writing Out Loud

Literary Cleveland
Oct 19, 2019 - Nov 23, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Lake Erie Ink, 2843 Washington Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.

Each student will move a personal story from the draft stage to a performance-ready piece of electrifying theater. In class we’ll create stories, discuss the fundamentals of live storytelling, and provide feedback on each others’ work. Outside of class you’ll be encouraged to attend storytelling shows and discover techniques you can use to enhance your own writing and performances. The class will conclude with a public show Thursday, December 5 at 7:30pm at CLE Urban Winery where students will join the storytelling community in full.

A Mad, Burning Desire

Burning River Baroque
Oct 19, 2019 Arrive 7pm, Music@7:30pm | Blank Canvas CLE, 2174 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Community
Join us for engaging music and dialogue about the ways mental illness was portrayed in early modern England and to think about the ways we can address the mental health crisis in contemporary society.

The first English actresses to legally take the stage capitalized on early modern society’s fascination with mental illness and catapulted themselves to fame by portraying characters who descended violently into lovesick madness on the Restoration stage. Women were legally permitted to take the public stage in England in 1662, but this gigantic advancement for women’s rights was fraught with immense political and sexual tension. From those who decried the immorality of women performing in public to those who fetishized, courted, and even raped them, nearly everyone had an opinion about the women who were putting themselves on stage. Concurrently, English philosophers and medical experts alike began to think of psychological maladies as medical conditions requiring treatment by doctors rather than as spiritual deficiencies to be handled by religious authorities. At the visual epicenter of London’s cultural fascination with madness was Bethlehem Royal Hospital (Bedlam), which was transformed from a dilapidated hospital into a sprawling mental institution with space for over 200 patients in 1676. The tradition of wealthy individuals paying to observe Bedlam’s residents began in 1610, and by the end of the century, visitors regularly came to Bedlam to be entertained by those society deemed insane. This cultural phenomenon of making a spectacle of the mentally ill converged with spectacular mad scenes that were brought to life by the first English actresses in the Restoration theater. “A Mad, Burning Desire” features mad songs by Henry Purcell, John Eccles, Godfrey Finger and John Blow that captivated London’s theatre-going audiences in the 1690s.

Malina Rauschenfels, soprano
Paula Maust, harpsichord

"Miracles, Magic and Makeovers: Secrets of Getting Rid of Toxic People and Situations"

Wake Up and Live Actor's Studio
Oct 21, 2019 6:30 - 8 p.m. | Shaker Location upon RSVP. Seating limited. | Community, Hone Your Craft
Follow Universal Principles and Practices to release negative influences from your Body. Mind. Emotions. Spirit. Finances. Learn how to clear negative people and situations out of your life, and become an influencer of your own life, and in the lives of others. Let the Law of Attraction work to help you attract the ones you really want in your life.
Cost: $20.00.
To register: Deadline: Fri. 10/18
Shaker Location upon RSVP. Seating limited.


CSU Theatre and Dance
Oct 24, 2019 - Nov 03, 2019 Thurs-Sat @ 7:30 PM; Sun @ 2:00 PM | Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Presented by Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance

INTO THE WOODS - October 24 – November 3, 2019, Allen Theatre Mainstage
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by James Lapine; Directed by Russ Borski, Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
Dinner and a Show – Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

The theatre season opens on the Allen Theatre Mainstage with the Stephen Sondheim / James Lapine musical INTO THE WOODS, running Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, 2019. Directed by Russ Borski with musical direction by Maria DiDonato, this Tony Award winning musical begins with “Once upon a time…” and tells the intersecting stories of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales. Just when everyone’s journey seems to be resolved, the characters’ worlds are shattered, only to be recombined to show that nobody really lives “happily ever after.”

TICKETS $5-$15; Web:; Phone:216-241-6000
Visit: State Theatre Ticket Office, located at 1519 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115. Tickets are also available 60-minutes prior to performances at the Allen Theatre Complex.
General show times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Visit their website at for upcoming limited $25 Dinner and a Show packages with theatre performances.

Art Books of Cleveland "The Book as Art" - Artists Reception

Brecksville Center for the Arts
Oct 25, 2019 - Oct 25, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Brecksville Center for the Arts |
What, you may ask, is Book Art?
It is a book or book-like object made by an artist in which the primary interest or emphasis is visual.
Artist's books incorporate many different forms of media.
They are little worlds - secrets almost.
Even when they are huge in structure, they are intimate.
Some artist's books are like self-contained galleries - each page like a wall and the whole book an exhibition.

Arts Books Cleveland is an organization dedicated to exploring, encouraging and teaching both contemporary and traditional artistic practices of the handmade book.
Exhibit will remain up until Nov. 24.

Letterpress Printing Fundamentals

Zygote Press
Oct 26, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM | Zygote Press | Hone Your Craft
Letterpress Printing Fundamentals with Wendy Partridge
Oct 26, Nov 2 & Nov 9 (Saturdays), 9am – 1pm instruction, 1-4pm open work time
Registration Deadline October 24

$180 member / $200 non-members [Purchase Here]
All materials included
5 student min/8 max

Do you admire letterpress printing? Have you always wanted to create your own cards or add text to a print? You can easily print a large edition of linocuts or woodblock prints or even write and print your own manifesto! With this 3-day workshop you will learn the basics of setting lead and wood type by hand, and you will master the mechanics of printing on Zygote’s incredible, flexible Vandercook presses. This class also includes 3 additional hours of studio use at the end of each class (1-4pm) without an instructor. By the end of the workshop, you will have a small edition of handset, hand printed letterpress cards. Additionally, this class will give you the certification needed to use the Zygote Press letterpress area on your own.

Wendy Partridge is a letterpress printer, book artist and paintings conservator. She helped establish, and for several years, was the coordinator for the letterpress studio at Zygote Press. She teaches several workshops each year on letterpress printing.

Pro Bono Brief Advice Clinic

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Oct 28, 2019 Intake hours are 4:30-6 pm; consultations must conclude by 7 pm | Carnegie West Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 1900 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH 44113 | Community
There will be a brief orientation on clinic procedures before the clinic begins.
WHO - Volunteer attorneys from the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, volunteer law students and paralegals, and Legal Aid staff
DRESS - Business Casual
QUESTIONS? - Ann McGowan Porath at (216) 861-5332 (o)
LAST MINUTE HELP? - Rachel Riemenscheider at (630) 768-3074
The Advice Clinic marks the end of Celebrate Pro Bono month an is an outreach effort to families with children in the sixteen Say Yes to Education schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Attorneys are available for brief advice and referral only. Clinic attorneys do NOT provide extended representation. If individuals need legal representation they may be referred to The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland or another service provider.

Cleveland Rising Summit

CLE Rising Summit
Oct 29, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Community
The Cleveland Rising Summit is free and open to everyone.

The summit takes place over two and a half days.

The summit is designed for each work session to build on the last, therefore you are asked to register only if you intend to participate in the entire two and a half days.

The summit will engage a diverse group of people in a workshop to set priorities and measurable goals for Greater Cleveland's economic future. At the same time this process will build trust, include diverse voices, identify the region's strengths and opportunities and set the stage for new and lasting collaborations.

Anatomy of a Horror Story: How to Write Horror

Literary Cleveland
Oct 30, 2019 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
What turns a good scare into a good story? Join this introduction to horror and explore how the landscape of fear can heighten the emotional impact of writing. Through activities and discussion we will examine suspense, tension, fear, and other genre elements that keep readers (and editors) engaged.

Making Voices Come Alive: From Persona in Poems to Characters in Fiction

Literary Cleveland
Oct 30, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019 1 - 3 p.m. | Siegal Lifelong Learning, 25700 Science Park Drive #100, Beachwood OH 44122 | Hone Your Craft
Writing in the voice of a persona offers a special creative opportunity to adopt the personality, history, diction and obsessions of someone (or something!) other than yourself. Whether you call this writing persona poems or dramatic monologues, this form offers ways to stretch your skills as a fiction writer, as a poet, a dramatist, or a writer of memoir. Open to experienced as well as novice writers, we will explore, write and share our work finding new ways to express ourselves creatively in an encouraging and welcoming environment.‍

This class is presented in partnership with Siegal Lifelong Learning: